From our BVPS Education Foundation:
Recently our School Division nominated some of our staff for the annual YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award. We are proud to announce that Ms. Pam Davis, Principal at Highland View Elementary, has been chosen as one of this year’s recipients!!! We are very proud of Ms. Davis and of all of our staff. Congratulations Ms. Davis!!!
Please see information below about Ms. Davis and the award:
YWCA Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia has announced this year’s recipients of the Tribute to Women Award, which recognizes exceptional women for their community impact and demonstrated commitment to the vitality of our region. Recipients will be formally honored at the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Awards Banquet, an annual event that has been highlighting the significant achievements of local women since 1992. Etta Clark, who received a Tribute to Women Award for her accomplishments in 2010, will host this year’s ceremony on April 25 at the Bristol Train Station.Though many stellar women were nominated for this recognition by community corporations, organizations and businesses, a panel of independent judges was tasked with selecting only nine to be honored in the category reflecting their impact on the community and region: Nurture, Transform, or Empower.
PAM DAVIS, BRISTOL VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
As a principal and nationally recognized educational leader, Pam Davis works to serve young children from impoverished families. As a new principal, she changed the school model to include compassion, empathy, love and respect for children and families. Davis explored the central issues facing the school and community and focused on building relationships with students, families and the community. By forming partnerships with local agencies Davis was able to secure volunteers and donations for students. As a result, attendance and state-mandated test scores improved. She was recognized for her efforts by the First Lady of Virginia and became a spokesperson for a national nonprofit, No Kid Hungry.